Communication

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Choose between a BA in Communication or a BS in Multimedia Communication in our innovative program, which accelerates your learning from basics to practical application projects. Early on, you’ll gain real-world experience through DJing, journalism, and digital content creation, alongside opportunities for customized internships or externships, enhancing your skillset in the field. Leadership roles in campus media further prepare you for a successful career by developing your communication and content creation expertise, essential for today’s competitive job market.

Degrees

Commmunication (B.A.)

Major

Multimedia Communication (B.S.)

Major

Journalism

Minor

Electronic Media Production

Minor

Sports Broadcasting

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Those who have strong writing or speaking skills
  • Creatives with a knack for digital storytelling.
  • Future leaders aiming for management roles in media.
  • Tech-savvy individuals interested in multimedia communication.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internships

Morningside University’s location in Sioux City gives students ample opportunity for internships at network-affiliated television stations, radio stations, newspapers, advertising or public relations firms, and many more.

Research & Active Learning

The Communication department is home to a student-run radio station, cable television channel, and online news source that both majors and non-majors can take part in to build experience.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

Study of First Amendment issues, including libel and privacy. The course develops an important area of knowledge for persons planning careers in mass communication, but will also be of interest to media consumers because of the role law plays in shaping media content.

REQUIRED

Principles and practice of public relations in commercial and non-commercial fields; publicity and promotion campaigns emphasized.

ELECTIVE

Theory and practice of rhetoric used in professional settings from creating reports, writing proposals, and generating grants.

ELECTIVE

Students will create meaning–full photos which are sound in composition and technique. Photojournalists must not only know how to write and gather information, they must know the fundamentals of visual communication — how to sense, select and render a visual image — and how to combine image(s), cutlines and story logically as well as aesthetically. Additionally, because current technology emphasizes multimedia packages for electronic distribution, we will address topics and assignments that are realistic for a multi–media environment. Finally, students will be exposed to important issues surrounding images and visual truth.

AVAILABLE MINORS

MEET THE FACULTY

Ross Fuglsang

Ross Fuglsang

Associate Professor

Ross’s Profile

Curtis Anderson

Adjunct Faculty

Curtis’s Profile

Christopher Simons

Adjunct Faculty

Christopher’s Profile

David Washburn

Adjunct Faculty

David’s Profile

RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

Communication has a rich history of alumni graduating and finding success in the industry. Alumni have taken positions as news anchors at television stations, radio hosts, broadcast operations specialists, producers, and more across the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031. Communication professionals with a bachelor’s degree can expect to find opportunities in various industries, including advertising, public relations, and digital marketing. 

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